\sˈuːpəvˌa͡ɪzə mˈə͡ʊd], \sˈuːpəvˌaɪzə mˈəʊd], \s_ˈuː_p_ə_v_ˌaɪ_z_ə m_ˈəʊ_d]\
Definitions of SUPERVISOR MODE
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(Or "supervisor state") An execution mode on some processorswhich enables execution of all instructions, includingprivileged instructions. It may also give access todifferent a address space, to memory management hardwareand to other peripherals. This is the mode in which theoperating system usually runs.Opposite: user mode.
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- A physiologically inactive constituent of Cannabis sativa L. An oil obtained from Cannabis indica, thought by some active principle; said to be a phenol aldehyde of the formula OH.C20H28COH, hence more accurately called cannabinolal.